Hi everyone, today I’m showing you my inspiration for the Lindy’s Stamp Gang October Color Challlenge mood board!
When I looked at this color combo I figured it would look great in combination with an elephant or a rhino, so that is what I went for. Let’s get started!
I started my card project by stamping a Wild Rose Studio image onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface Paper using Versafine “Onyx Black” ink and I heat embossed afterwards using Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Clearly Clear” Embossing Powder, this makes colouring the image easier.
Next I coloured the image using the following Lindy’s colors, water and a small brush: Tiffanylou’s Blue, Bougainvillea Fuchsia, Silent Night Silver and Poutine gold. I mixed these powders with water on my palette and used the paint to colour the image.
When the coloring is done I added some highlights using a white Gelly Roll Pen. Next I fussy cut the image leaving a small border.
Now that my focal image is ready I can work on my background: for this I die cut a rectangle panel from watercolour paper, two sizes smaller than my card base. On this panel I stamped one of the sentiments from the Woodware “Made for You” stamp set using Archival Ink in “Jet Black”.
Now that I know what my lay out will look like I can add some background design using modeling paste and a stencil, this one is by The Crafter’s Workshop ( TCW678s ). Let dry completely!
After the modeling paste had dried I can add colour to my background: for this I apply the LSG Tiffanylou’s Blue color to the background panel using a a fan brush and than I sprayed the power pigment with water. When I’m happy with how it looks I can dry the panel with my heat tool. This I repeat until I’m happy with how the entire panel looks. When done I add splatters using the same mint/teal color and the gold color that I used on the flower before.
Time to put my project together: I die cut a slightly larger rectangle panel from matching pink mirror card stock. I adhered both rectangle panels together using liquid glue (if your watercolor panel has warped, glue them together and put them in a thick book for about half an hours, they come out perfectly flat).
Adhere this combination onto a crème colored linen textured card base and pop the elephant on top, both using one millimetre thick foam tape.
That is it for today’s project, I wish you a creative day!
Lindy’s Stamp Gang products used on this project:
Embossing Powder: Clearly Clear
Magicals: Tiffanylou’s Blue, Bougainvillea Fuchsia and Silent Night Silver
Squirt: Poutine Gold